What to Give a Quilter for Christmas

Published: 03rd April 2008
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Quilters are easy to buy for. If you're looking for Christmas gifts for quilters, you'll find lots of great gift ideas to fit your budget, no matter how big or small.



Give a gift card or certificate to the quilter's favorite craft, hobby, or fabric store. The gift recipeitn can use the gift for whatever quilting supplies he or she needs.



If you think a gift card isn't personal enough, there are plenty of other Christmas gifts for quilters.



How about a nice pair of scissors? Good scissors are a tool that every quilter needs. When you shop for scissors as your Christmas gift for the quilter on your list, you will see just how many kinds of scissors there are on the market. Take time to read the packaging carefully. You wouldn't want to give your quilter a pair of embroidery thread snips instead of a sturdy pair of fabric cutting scissors!



Quilting books and magazines make great Christmas gifts for quilters. It does not matter how many your quilting friend already has, books and magazines that show new techniques or trends are always a welcomed gift. Quilters often find inspiration for new color choices, quilting patterns and project ideas in books and magazines.



Give the gift of an Internet quilting club membership. Many online quilting clubs give their subscribers great quilting tips and offer one-on-one assistance for members who email them questions. Some quilting club websites offer regular interviews with quilting pros and even offer video demonstrations of quilting techniques!



Make a quilt yourself. Even if you're not a quilter, making a quilt (or quilted wall hanging, throw, or even a potholder) will show your quilting friend that you recognize his or her love for quilting. Use your imagination and see what you can quilt. If you're not a quilter, give yourself plenty of time for your first quilting project.



Give the gift of a quilted look in accessories for the home or office. If you're crafty in other ways but just have never thought of yourself as a quilter, there are plenty of unique Christmas gifts for quilters you can make. Decoupage a picture frame to look like a quilt. Or, cover a frame, desk calendar and inexpensive business card holder in coordinating fabrics. Fabric printed like a quilt pattern would also be an nice added touch!



Give a quilter's gift basket. Buy a nice basket to match your quilting friend's decor. Include several quilting products in it. Good choices are various strengths of quilting thread, a rotary cutter and cutting surface, scissors, scraps or fabric remnants, and quilting needles (if your friend quilts by hand; machine needles if your friend quilts by machine). Don't forget to add a copy of your favorite quilt pattern or a book full of patterns! If you're giving the gift of a quilting web club membership, it would be nice to "wrap" your gift in a small gift basket.



If the quilter on your list likes to quilt using vintage fabrics, visit your area thrift store. Keep an open mind. When shopping in thrift stores, you'll rarely run across a bolt of fabric. Your vintage fabrics may be recycled old ties, old blouses, old socks or old t-shirts!



Any of these gifts would be appreciated and enjoyed by the quilter on your holiday gift giving list. Wrap them in fabric or tie a nice fabric bow on top of whichever gift you decide to give for a great finishing touch!





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Penny Halgren

Penny has been a quilter for more than 26 years and enjoys exploring all aspects of quilting sharing her knowledge with all quilters. If you are looking for an Internet quilting club with a wide variety of resources for all level quilters, check out http://www.TheQuiltingCoach.com .


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